Wednesday, May 31, 2006

EU Acknowledges 'Need' for Believers

"The European Union (EU) came together with religious representatives Tuesday and expressed the need for "believers."

Strong calls for inter-religious and cultural dialogue were made at the meeting. The occasion; however, was overshadowed by Commissioner for Education and Culture Jan Figel's canceling his meeting with the representatives of different faiths at the last minute on Monday and by the protests of some Jewish institutions yesterday.

Sixteen Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist ecclesiastics attended the session presided over by the European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, and the EU term president Austria's Prime Minister Wolfgang Schussel."

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